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1.
Soulmate 03:36
SOULMATE © Marcellus Hall 2011 G, D7, C We got together for a little get together And the civil war started maybe twenty minutes later We talked about the future and we talked about the past She handed to me what I call a half empty glass She had the reputation as an orgasm faker And the tramp stamp on her back was a dealbreaker And though I was still getting over someone I couldn’t get past the fact that the losers had won I want a soulmate – one to whom I can talk and relate I want a soulmate – please don’t make me wait She thinks that shopping is a god-given right And she feels that I will, but I only might I told her before that I was only her friend Then I kissed her on the lips and I told her again I rallied all the troops and I told them to go forth Glory awaits you, I said, and so on and so forth I’m of the mind that this is way too much I said I think this and that, and such and such I want a soulmate – one to whom I can talk and relate I want a soulmate – please don’t make me wait The flight attendant said it was a means of survival We were all still looking at an on-time arrival We skidded to a halt and I was on one knee I had a ring in my pocket, she was flipping through a magazine Please don’t tell me, it’s a long shot of course I know four out of five doctors end in divorce There are so many intricate webs we weave But please help me to believe! I want a soulmate – one to whom I can talk and relate I want a soulmate – please don’t make me wait
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STILL IN RANGE © Marcellus Hall 2011 (do in F# capo 2nd fret) What is new now will one day be old What is cool will be lame Even the words that we use today Won’t be a part of the game And even though the coast will change You ought to know you’re still in range Autumn will come and the ground will turn cold Check out the pix on my page You’re running around with the wrong kind of crowd Still in the industrial age And even though the coast will change You ought to know you’re still in range Instrum. What is new now will one day be old What is cool will be lame Even the words that we use today Won’t be a part of the game And even though the coast will change You ought to know you’re still in range
3.
OVER YOU © Marcellus Hall 2013 E, A, B I’ve been weak, I’ve been strong I’ve been low down for so long And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you Seven days a week, hanging by a thread I’ve been hanging on every word you said And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you The more I want, the less you will I’ve been running, you’re standing still And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you Over you, I can’t take it Over you, I’m gonna make it if it’s the last thing I do My friends say “more fish in the sea” But that doesn’t appeal to me And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you
4.
Floating 04:29
FLOATING © Marcellus Hall 2011 E, Esus, A, B7 I’m floating… I’m floating… on the surface… I’m floating… And I’m longing to drown I’m spinning… I’m spinning… in circles… I’m spinning… I’m dying to fall… in love… with you Bridge A, E, C#m … Am, B7 Takes one to know, I know Still got a long way to go… I don’t know, I don’t know I’m singing… I’m singing… your praises… I’m singing… I’m dying to dance I’m standing… I’m standing… in the stairwell… I’m standing… I’m yearning to fall… in love… with you Bridge A, E, C#m … Am, B7 [Instrumental?] I’m floating… I’m floating… on the surface… I’m floating… I’m dying to fall… in love… with you with you… with you… with you…
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NO LONGER WITH US © Marcellus Hall 2010 A, E6, F#m, F#m7, B7, Bm7, E7, A, A7+6 / D, C#m, B7, E7, D, C#m, Bm, E7 Capo 2nd fret (G, D6, Em, Em7, A7, Am7, D7, G, G7+6 / C, Bm, A7, D7, C, Bm, Am, D7) He’s no longer with us I’m sorry to say I know he won’t miss us He’s gone away He’s taking his heaven It was his to bring He made us love him He made everything In him we trusted Or so we did say He gave us his word That we wrote for him anyway He’s no longer with us He won’t hear our praise The river will rise again If he goes or stays - - - He no longer needs us He’s not our friend If he doesn’t come back We’ll invent him again
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LONG STORY SHORT © Marcellus Hall 2009 E, A, B7… long story short, everything was wrong no, not everything, just this song how can you convey in words what words cannot express? how can you… no, wait, I digress if I would have known I never would have done it she played the blame game but I won it oh, if you see her, please, tell her I love her if you see her, please, tell her I care we got along pretty good, but it wasn’t a perfect fit something was missing you had to admit she shut the windows and she shut the doors she said let’s marry… then divorce but the joke was on me and no one gets it everyone headed for the nearest exit = = = they accuse me of being into one kind but they’re blind, they’re blind When she left she said ‘i’m not gonna say this twice.’ Then she gave me some valuable advice She said ‘if you see something, say something’ (2x) Things are gonna change in a big way The rest of your life has just begun and this is the first day
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High Road 03:16
HIGH ROAD © Marcellus Hall 2011 drop D (capo 4th fret) F#m, C#, B Why should I be set afire again? The hand that’s burned won’t go back where it’s been Find someone with you who will agree That one should pay for two what is for three You called it the highest of high roads While you took the lowest of the low Make somebody feel like a heel Making a third party a third wheel It would be a lie to say I cared Don’t think twice about it, you’ll be spared It doesn’t ever even cross my mind One good deed gets paid back in kind Yes, the message broadcast loud and clear It’s not as if your words I couldn’t hear In one year and out the next year Now the words will echo in your ear…
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RAINFALL & LAUGHTER © Marcellus Hall 2013 A, E, A, E7, D Do what you have to There is no return There’s rainfall & laughter And third degree burns There may be some sorrow But it won’t last There’s always tomorrow What’s past is the past I don’t want a boyfriend She said with a sigh I said no problem Neither do I I said how about breakfast It’s raining she said Ok then let’s just Stay in bed === Can I ask you to dinner? You don’t have to pay I tried to win her In this way She said “I need my space” I said “of course But your space is mine And my space is yours” She said “get tested It’s better to know” Then she suggested That both of us go You got to move forward There’s no turning back Then I noticed the floorboards Beginning to crack
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False Move 03:26
ONE FALSE MOVE © Marcellus Hall 2009 G, D7, C, G / C, Em, Bm, A, C, Em, Am,D7 (with capo 3rd fret, fingers in E position: E, B7, A, E / A, C#m, Gm, F# / A, C#m, F#, B7) One gray hair One kind word One conversation Overheard One false move One flight booked One middle child Overlooked = = = [bridge] One fellow traveler One more for the road One muddy river Overflowed [instrumental] One desert island One run scored One life preserver Overboard One know it all One secret code With information Overload
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WAIT A MINUTE © Marcellus Hall 2013 This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute I dreamed of a truck backing up But it was only my alarm waking me up If I hadn’t taken the bus we never would have met We would have met other people I bet I only want what’s best, I won’t settle for less Everyone knows less is more – more or less If I turn off the TV I have to face my loneliness It’s time to bury our differences and leave the apartment It’s time to put our hats in the glove compartment I admit I need help in the love department The cards are stacked against us, it’s up in the air She mentioned Memphis, I said let’s not even go there Wait a minute, just a minute, give me one more minute This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute I mastered the parallel bars in one week I’d give it all up in a heartbeat Nothing is ever like it seems One of these days you’ll find the girl of my dreams. First time listener, long time caller People online look smaller and smaller Hear the music coming through the floorboards Everything was cool ‘til they started playing jazz chords She put all her eggs in one basket He gave an inch and she blew a gasket He wrote a check and she cashed it We let you on our tour bus and you trashed it So I’m like give me a break, is this microphone on? She’s got a full house and I’ve got a pair She mentioned Paris, I said let’s not even go there Wait a minute, just a minute, give me one more minute This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute Wait a second, just a second, give me one more second This is not the pace I reckoned, give me one more second The sky washed up in blues and grays We should meet up before we part ways Do you mind if I speak in (well-worn) cliches? “will someone please tell me what the hell is going on here?” “look... What are you getting at?" “listen... you’re not exactly perfect yourself” “what is the meaning of this? it’s all very simple really” “is there a problem, officer?” "now if you'll excuse me, i have some business to attend to..." “can we not have this conversation right now?!” “don’t mention it...” “what the hell is that supposed to mean?” “we’ve got a little problem down here.” “i’m sure we can work something out” Let’s go someplace where we don’t have to shout How’s everyone doing? you guys are great, thanks for coming out (3x) We stopped to fill our tires with air She mentioned Texas, I said ‘let’s not even go there’ Wait a minute, just a minute, give me one more minute This is not the way to begin it, give me one more minute Wait a second, just a second, give me one more second This is not the pace I reckoned, give me one more second
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Afterglow 02:21
-AFTERGLOW © Marcellus Hall 2011 - key of E I’m friends with people who I don’t even know Where does one turn After the afterglow? The higher-ups were pleased when the movie was through The culprit was captured Pistol-whipped with a shoe Please stick around, don’t go away After this song will be a Q and A My head is messed up and my mind is undone You are no one ‘Til you’re texting someone
12.
OVER YOU © Marcellus Hall 2013 E, A, B I’ve been weak, I’ve been strong I’ve been low down for so long And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you Seven days a week, hanging by a thread I’ve been hanging on every word you said And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you The more I want, the less you will I’ve been running, you’re standing still And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you Over you, I can’t take it Over you, I’m gonna make it if it’s the last thing I do My friends say “more fish in the sea” But that doesn’t appeal to me And I don’t know when I’ll be through Getting’ over you

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released December 10, 2013

MARCELLUS HALL – acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
DAMON SMITH – bass, backing vocals
MIKE SHAPIRO – drums
TROY FANNIN – keyboards, electric guitar

Also:
MIKE DUCLOS - upright bass on 5, 10, 11
JENNI MULDAUR - backing vocals on 10
SHONALI BHOWMIK - backing vocals on 2 & 8
SETH PARIS - clarinet
MINJI PARK - geomungo

All songs by Marcellus Hall © 2013 (BMI).

Recorded at NYHed, Shelter Island Sound, and The Key Room, NYC.

Mixed by Matt Gill at the Key Room (Except 2 by Matt Verdery at NYHed and 1 by Matt Boynton at Vacation Island) NYC

SPECIAL THANKS: Adam & Carrie Babcox, David M. Bass, Samantha Connolly, Hyemi Cho, Gabriel Doman, Jeff Goldstein, Marie Grace, Don & Marion Hall, Justin Joseph Hall, Sabine Hrechdakian, Susan Jones, Jason Lam, Jenny Lam, Ben Semel, and Whitney Sherman.

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Hall led bands Railroad Jerk and White Hassle, recording many albums and touring the US, Europe, and Japan. A solo album, "The First Line," was recorded with accompanying musicians and released on Glacial Pace Recordings in 2011. "Afterglow," was recorded with the Hostages (Damon Smith, Mike Shapiro, & others) and released on Bandcamp in 2013. ... more

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